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tammy baldwin defeated republican tommy thompson in wisconsin senate race, becoming the first openly gay u.s. senator. election day also saw voters decide on a series of landmark ballot initiatives to rewrite state laws. advocates of marriage equality ended tuesday with four out of four victories, as voters legalized same-sex marriage in maine and maryland, upholding same-sex marri washington state and defeating a measure to ban same-sex marriage in minnesota. in addition to same-sex marriage, maryland voters also affirmed the dream act, allowing undocumented immigrants to receive in-state tuition. in florida, voters defeated a measure that called for amending the state constitution to restrict abortion rights and bar public funds from funding abortions. in california, voters defeated ballot measures to repeal the death penalty and another that would have required labeling of genetically modified foods. a separate measure to ease penalties for nonviolent offenses under california's three strikes law was approved. california voters rejected measure that would have curbed the political inf
to win senate reelection in pennsylvania, and ap has called the wisconsin raise for tammy baldwin. cnn predicts republicans will maintain control of the house. we will go to sarah made next. ju -- to jeremy next. juan? >> i think the republicans will gain some seats, which means the gridlock will continue. it even if obama wins, there will be considerable gridlock in congress and pressure to make concessions to get things done in the government. the key thing to remember, what ever happens, even if president obama does get reelected, the progressive movement cannot waste one day thinking there will be major changes that occur through what happens in washington, and there has to be an immediate commitment, not allowing folks to be coopted from change from the top, so pressure from the government, and not only the federal government but state and local government to affect fundamental changes in the way our society functions. i think too many people in the first year or two of the obama administration thought a significant amount could be accomplished to us by electing a president, and i
this week we saw one of the results of it and it was the election of tammy baldwin, the congress member from wisconsin who took on the four-time gov. tommy thompson. and tammy baldwin will now be the first openly gay senator in this country. and she is the first woman senator from wisconsin. she has made history. but it does not only about electoral politics. what happened in wisconsin was profound. people across the political spectrum organizing against the attack on public unions that we are seeing everywhere, especially on teachers, as if there is a new terrorist. teachers, when you think of the teachers i think when i -- i think of the revered when i was growing up, the ones that are thought of as wrecking society, that is not how the people in wisconsin felt. it took over the capitol building. i saw some of the biggest man i had ever seen in my life, the oshkosh prison guards, and i said to them what are you doing in the capitol building? taking it over. so who do vote for? >gov. walker. why? he did not say that he would go after our teachers and their wives and our nurses. i saw someon
warren and tammy baldwin, and democratic congress member mazie hirono was elected in hawaii, becoming the first asian- american woman elected to the senate. also, the first woman elected from hawaii. this in its first buddhist and the first u.s. senator born in japan -- fukushima, japan. the other new women senators are republican nebraska state senator deb fischer and former north dakota attorney general heidi heitkamp. and those are some of the headlines. this is "democracy now!," democracynow.org, the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. two weeks before the election of president obama privately revealed one of the essential factors to his re-election -- the latino vote. in a conversation with editors at the des moines register, obama said -- obama was right. latino voters turned out in record numbers on tuesday and exit polls show obama won 71% of the latino vote. mitt romney won just 27%, less than any presidential candidates published any republican candidate in 16 years. in 2004, george w. bush won 44% of the latino vote. for the first time, latinos made up more than 10% of t
will go next january. >> yes, i do. i think the race with tammy baldwin and tommy thompson, tammy baldwin is representative as congresswoman, that's going to be a very tight race. the race in montana where jon tester has been fighting an uphill fight in that state which is largey republican, and then nevada, going against the appointed senator dean heller there. those races are going to give the democrats if they're able to win any of them. i think they'll hold on to jon tester's seat. i think tammy baldwin will win and i have doubts of how it will go in nevada. 22 seats really when you add the independents or the 23 seats when you add the independents were available were vulnerable, open or contested yes this year the democrats have been able to hold that off and at the very least i think we'll maintain the 53-47 because i think king in maine who will win as an independent will actually be caucusing with the democrats. all they can do is better than where they are right now. i think that's terrific. >> jennifer: michael i would put heidi hyde's tamper in north dakota. i think the democra
warren in massachusetts. tammy baldwin in wisconsin. chris murphy up in connecticut and maizie hirono in hawaii. how is this going to change things when they get there? jonathan allen covers congress for politico. susan, you first. you know politics like i do. i think it's fascinating, all of these years of not being openly liberal, saying things like, well, i'm a moderate, maybe progressive came in as a bit of a euphemism for a while there. what's going on here the fact that these people -- i'm looking at -- there's no doubt elizabeth warren will be a liberal. there's. there's no doubt about tammy baldwin, murphy or maize hirono. they're saying, we're progressives, we're liberals, big deal. >> well, i think what's happening here is that while the republican party was having its own kind of implosion, figuring out who they were. the democrats, in fact, were kind of coming home and getting back to the core of who they are. so now you have the republicans trying to figure out how to expand their base, whatever their come to jesus moment is, or a come to jesus moment where they try to dr
at the trending of the polls, tammy baldwin is trending well. wisconsin, guess what? obama won wisconsin by 15 points last time, he's up by 4 right now. why? women. why are they motivated? because of tammy baldwin. women are out in force, 3:1 out there canvassing for her. it's women. that's helpful to obama. take stab gnaw, a rust belt state. is he going to win it? because of the auto bailout. he's doing well with women and not so well. 17--point advantage against her opponent on the gop side. women are giving barack obama the down pal lot push he needs from senate candidate. another outlier very quick which is bob kerry. he's the former senator from the great state of nebraska, lived in new york for ten years. he's running and going to lose unfortunately in my opinion. what's he going to do? he's going to give barack obama one electoral vote. how? because lincoln and other urban areas of nebraska, they split their electoral votes in nebraska and maine. he'll give that vote in 2008. he gets one electoral vote out of nebraska because of down ballot ticket. >> you brought up wisconsin, and that'
of their lives. >> and let's not leave out tammy baldwin. the person happens to be. >> i was just about to raise the question about tammy baldwin, another first come the first lesbian, the first gay center in american history. what special expectation or constrictions are possibilities might come with her being the first lesbian in the senate. i wonder if she might experience the same catch-22 that president obama experiences, where on the one hand he's not being as forceful as the black agenda, but on the other hand he's had for doing such things. i'm wondering if senator tammy baldwin will face pushed from one constituency that she's not sane to advance a queer agenda and on the other hand saying he represents all of us in this content. you should be pushing such an agenda. >> i think yes, she is going to have to face that. on the other hand coming to recognize she's coming for being a representative to being a senator, so she has a lot of ex-areas and relationships on the hill. i think she's very much aware of the dynamics that she's going to have to save, especially going onto the senate sid
tammy baldwin was the first openly guy senator in illinois and tammy duckworth was the first open combat person elected. >>> it will come as no surprise president obama carried the district, but as bruce johnson reports, those same voters turned out well known incumbent councilman michael brown. >> reporter: this was the scene at 14th and u streets in the early hours this morning after president obama was declared the winner. >> we have four more years to finish what has been started. >> reporter: board of elections said the president got 91% of the d.c. vote. that percentage will go even higher when special and absentee ballots are counted. >> what i want most in the president for the second term is for him to really stand up for democracy. >> reporter: d.c. mayor gray hopes the president can do more to help the city in the second term. authority over its budget and legislation are at the top of the mayor's wish list. >> he's an eloquent spokesperson. he's a brilliant man and we need his support to be able to get what should be rightfully ours and that is full participation in the un
congresswoman tammy baldwin who could become the first openly gay senator. >> your voices will be heard. >> reporter: when the votes are counted, analysts predict the new senate could be even more narrowly divided than it is now. kelly o'donnell, nbc news, cleveland. >>> well, the chris christie, barack obama relationship grows even stronger. details are next. plus, the cast of the "jersey shore" is putting their stamp on hurricane sandy. >>> just a little bit of rain in the northwest for election day. it clears out, though, for a really nice tomorrow. that forecast is coming up. you're watching "early today." >>> more than a week after sandy's historic assault on the northeast, many residents of the new jersey shore are starting to get their first up-close look at the destruction to their homes and their businesses. at one low-income housing project in brooklyn, new york, many still don't have power or heat as they cope with bitter cold. >>> the unusual alliance formed between new jersey's republican governor chris christie and president obama took on yet another dimension monday. duri
control. so capitol hill could be on track for more gridlock. in wisconsin, democrat tammy baldwin became the first openly gay person to win a u.s. senate seat by defeating tommy thompson. republicans were supposed to gain a senate seat in missouri. cbs news projects claire mccaskill will keep her seat. >> you'll have a voice in the united states senate that makes you proud. >> reporter: comments about rape sank the candidacy of todd akin. tara mergener, for cbs news, washington. >> and here is a look at some of the other senate race winners. the gop picked up a seat in nebraska. fischer will fill the seat vacated by ben nelson. and in arizona, republicans will keep the seat held by jon kyl. jeff flake beat richard carmona. in maine, angus king won the seat being vacated by olympia snowe. for more analysis on the state of the congress, here's senior political reporter. >> reporter: president obama will not have long to celebrate his election night victory. congress will soon be coming back to debate the fiscal cliff. this is the combination of spending cuts and tax hikes that economists s
, and wisconsin's tammy baldwin the first openly gay senator. at least 77, possibly 79 women will take their seats in the house of representatives, only a modest gain. the number of democratic women in the house will rise from 51 to 63. republicans added one woman. in new hampshire, another first. the election of a female governor and two women to the house, makes it the first state to be led primarily by women. the classic women's issue -- reproductive rights also made history in this election becoming for the first time in decades a winning issue for democrats. >> so, congresswoman norton, what was the most historic aspect of the 2012 election? >> bonnie, the election of '12 was a strong echo of the election of 1992, the year of the woman election, except this time, women did double duty. they not only brought record numbers of women to congress, they pulled this president's election out of the fire. >> this election is as historic as the women's suffrage movement. they were fighting for their right to vote. this time we exercised our right to vote. when women come together, we have strgth in nu
with wins by senator elect elizabeth warren of mass mass and tammy baldwin, the first openly gay senator from wisconsin. >> women have been the bastion of bipartisanship. >> reporter: late this afternoon another sign of progress. with the speaker of the house telling barack obama he wants him to succeed, not as a liberal or conservative but as a president who can bring them together. >> we'll have much more on the elections at 5:30, including a live report from check with the latest from both presidential campaigns. >>> start you off with a check of maryland's most powerful radar. light precip, also across the bay bridge, kent island through caroline county. zoom. you have to remember where you see the color changes, this is a doppler estimate. some of them producing a mix, wintriy. as we go further in here southeastern baltimore county, a little mix. roads could get slick at time. right now we're safely above freezing. if you throw in some melting snow, that can mack things even -- make things even more slippery. so drive with caution. let's take a look at the temperatures. we are above
-sex marriage. those numbers not set at this point. in wisconsin, the first openly gay senator, tammy baldwin, elected. colorado and washington have become the first states to legalize the possession and sale of marijuana for recreational use. the law in colorado allows residents over 21 to have up to an ounce of marijuana. the state will tax and regulate sales. washington state's initiative also regulates taxes for drugs. oregon had the same ballot question and voted no. at the live desk, melissa mollet, news 4. >> melissa, thank you. >>> let's get a check of the forecast. i believe tom mentioned the "s" word. >> tom said not to worry. how bad will it be, i guess is the question. >>> with the road temperatures so warm, i don't think we'll have a lot of accumulation on roads. we may get some on grassy areas today. right now we have a winter weather advisory out. all these counties in blue, northeastern maryland, baltimore, the maryland shore. these areas might get some along the pennsylvania border and southern pennsylvania. up to four inches just west of pennsylvania on grassy areas again ma
elected tammy baldwin the first openly lesbian senator. sorry, lindsay graham. yeah. you missed the lindsay graham joke. it was a pretty good one. ( laughter ). perhaps the best news was in florida. after months of republican governor rick scott attempting to suppress democratic voter turnout, and attempting to decrease voter discomfort and my favorite introducing a 10-page novelette state ballot to people who couldn't handle a ( bleep ) one-page ballot. florida remains too close to call. what is the good news, you say? the election was decide without them. ( applause ) ( cheers ) for once, florida's cluster ( bleep ) is irrelevant. it's like hearing good news, america. the tumor on your dong is benign. ( laughter ). it's a joke about... come on. we're tired! for the most part, the news naeks acquitted themselves nicely with little of the early called controversy and malfunctions of years past, except b.m.n., bull ( bleep ) mountain news, who were caught flat foot bide a historic storm did spite all the evidence just days before, they never saw coming. >> i think mitt romney is
publicity. now we're also following the senate race in wisconsin where tammy baldwin has become... she has become the first lesbian senator. well, first openly lesbian senator because you're not fooling anybody, lindsey graham. ( laughter ) now of course in addition to the senate, we're also tracking all the nation's referenda. california alone has 11 ballot measures this year, and florida has many that most voters simply scroll to the bottom and click "i agree." there's one in los angeles that could affect the entire country. los angeles county voters will decide on election day if adult film actors should film condoms while shooting porn films as the sex initiative measure b would not only mandate the use of condoms but also require the los angeles department of public health to lead inspection and enforcement efforts. that's right, folks, more burdensome regulations for america's job creators in the key sectors of hand rim and blow. but, folks, i got to say today's most watched initiative have to do with marijuana. that's right. everyone's watching you, marijuana users. it's your mom. >
in particular it was a huge night. tammy baldwin the first gay person elected to the u.s. senate. then we had these same sex ballot measures, same sex ballot measures, which we've never had on the ballot before. for the first time we had a tipping point where we won not one of these states but all four of them where they were on the ballot. the president's endorsement of same-sex marriage helped a great deal in those. the president's endorsement of same-sex marriage last may helped him get re-elected. democrats always said this is the kiss of death. we don't want to be--we are with you, but we don't want to say we're with you because it's toxic because people will use it against us. this helped get the president re-elected this time. >> eliot: richard, i think you're so correct. sometimes doing what is right turns out to be good politics. taking the risk of being out in front of an issue not lurking or leading behind that famous phrase. quickly, unfortunately time is running out. but you agree with richard that the president has to continue to lead on the issue of same section marriage and ot
were all in for some of these great struggles of 2011 and 2012. tammy baldwin in wisconsin was in the capital, with the protesters. sherrod brown, in ohio, turned his campaign over to the movement in that state to overturn their anti-labor law. and so, you really saw something begin a very long time ago. and there were a lot of people who were hard-pressed, who got engaged politically, in defense of their own labor rights a year and a half ago, and transitioned that into this campaign. now, the interesting thing that happened, in this campaign, is that mitt romney showed himself to be precisely the sort of person that they had been fighting. someone who was clearly committed to attacking unions, but also who was willing to say and do anything to win. and i cannot emphasize to you, not just in ohio, but in other states across the great industrial heartland, romney's comments saying that jeep was going to close and move to china, that scared is people? >> you heard that a lot in toledo last night? >> and it also woke a lot of people up. not just in toledo. in toledo, yes, ed,
and you know, now tammy baldwin coming in and elizabeth warren and heidi heitkamp and all of the other women there. there is a strong showing for democratic women. >> absolutely. the senate is starting to look a lot more like this country as far as the representation is concerned. i think it is the reason we did well. the power of the gender issue at election day is clear. women have made it clear they're going to be an important part of the decision making of this country and as a result, it has been a great deal of recruitment for women to run for united states senate and the financial support and the voters understand this and we're going have a really strong group of new senators, particularly among the women. >> bill: we're talking with senator ben cardin re-elected on tuesday. a little bit later in the program on this very point stephanie shrick, head of emily's list they raised more money this year than ever before on the support of women's candidates. she will be in studio with us. senator, now we get to
of everybody in his room already knows, the election of tammy baldwin, marriage in four states and the re-election of a president who is locally supported in a historic way on marriage. so i was interested first in maybe going down the panel quickly and each of you saying kind of how you felt that night or the next day. kind of looking at it from 50,000 feet, what it all means for this movement. >> absolutely and once again i want to thank williams for having me here. you all have been at the forefront of this movement for a long time so thank you for having us here. usually when you're talking about an election and you say afterwards, a new direction, a turning point, it's usually spend. the truth is after this election, those are the only word you words you can use to describe what happened on tuesday as it relates to this movement because it really was a clean sweep across the country. i was cautiously optimistic that we were going to win some of these and often talked about it. we were one of the four marriage dates but that would have been history making. we really would have taken t
. the reelection of tammy baldwin, the reelection of the president. it was historic in regards to marriage equality. interested in going through the panel quickly, each of you talking about how youth felt that night or the next day. and what it all means for this movement and community. >> absolutely. once again, i want to thank you for hosting and helping us, peter wallsten. you have been at the forefront. and you for having us here. you know, usually when you're talking about an election, and you say afterwards, a new direction -- the turning point. it is usually a spin. the truth is, after this election, that is the only words you can use to describe as it relates to this movement. it really was a clean sweep across the country. i was cautiously optimistic that we were going to win some of these. and day in and day out, talking about one of the 16 holes, they have the support of the marriage equality topic. the movement was really focused on winning a few of these. but instead, a we won many of him. is this going to be good, is this going to be bad -- then we have the opponents saying that this
. senator tammy baldwin senator elizabeth warren. woot. where do i even start? i'm going to explode i'm so excited. >> is it fair to say the country is waking up? and they're getting smart about this sort of thing? let's move ahead. let's be progressive with our values and watching out for each other and civil rights and all of the things that we've been moving ahead on. >> stephanie: forward. have we been moving forward jacki? >> is that the word you were looking for? >> stephanie: i was looking the for the word "forward." >> you have to think wasserman and friedman and oh, geez, all of the others who were warning about all of the -- >> shenanigans. >> stephanie: shining a light on it is effective. >> that's what helped propel people to stand in line for hours and hours and hours and hours. >> stephanie: i'm going to take total credit for that. >> are you? >> stephanie: yes. >> that was the big twitter hash tag was "stay in line." because they wanted people who were on their phones and bored and standing in li
for the former the governor tommy thompson and tammy baldwin. the headline of -- in virginia, where sulman takes on a governor. -- a virginia congressman takes on a governor. tommy thompson on the ballot for 8, wasrst time since 199 almost knocked out in the qualifying round against three more conservative and vendor candidates. spending on outside groups top of every other senate race in the country. roves group put out $5 million alone. again, the numbers will be on your screen. to tell us about the house and senate elections in your state. rob up first. on our line for democrats. good morning. how are you? caller: think you for c-span. host: are you in an area affected by sandy. caller: the area where i live on the upper east side, we are doing ok. but downtown manhattan is doing better now. the understand they are starting to get their electricity back. we are ok on the upper east side. host: are there concerns about how people might be affected with election day? caller: not in this neighborhood. i am sure there are in some neighborhoods. they are talking about making the arrangements eithe
to get the big jobs in the most powerful parts of their lives. >> and let's not leave out tammy baldwin. the person happens to be. >> i was just about to raise the question about tammy baldwin, another first come the first lesbian, the first gay center in american history. what special expectation or constrictions are possibilities might come with her being the first lesbian in the senate. i wonder if she might experience the same catch-22 that president obama experiences, where on the one hand he's not being as forceful as the black agenda, but on the other hand he's had for doing such things. i'm wondering if senator tammy baldwin will face pushed from one constituency that she's not sane to advance a queer agenda and on the other hand saying he represents all of us in this content. you should be pushing such an agenda. >> i think yes, she is going to have to face that. on the other hand coming to recognize she's coming for being a representative to being a senator, so she has a lot of ex-areas and relationships on the hill. i think she's very much aware of the dynamics that she's goi
. >> fired up, ready to go! >> bill: hey karl, nice to see you. tammy baldwin fighting for wisconsin. >> that's right. i think we're going to pull that one off there in wisconsin. >> bill: we've had enough tommy thompson. he's not a bad guy. >> he's a bad guy. anybody who would brag to a roomful of people and say oh, you guys if you want somebody who's going to get rid of medicare and medicaid, you go to this guy. anybody who would say anything remotely like that is a bad guy. >> bill: he didn't used to be that -- >> he was a fairly middle of the road governor but the tea party corrupts absolutely. ibm he was governor in 1890. >> 1890 to 1925. >> quite a long time. the wig party. >> now he just needs a wig. >> bill: we've got karl in here and regular team, as always, peter ogborn and dan henning. >> good morning. happy election day. >> bill: cyprian bowlding our videographer. phil backert has the phones. it is the day we've been waiting for and working toward. how do you feel about today karl? >> i feel good.
. another woman that many of us have been watching, of course, is tammy baldwin, the senator-elect out of wisconsin. there was an interesting moment in which is ws when the senator ron johnson said this. i want to read what he said here. hopefully i can sit down and lay out for her my best understanding of the federal budget because there's simply the facts. as you can see, senator baldwin herself said, look, i got it. i'm fine. you know, i wonder about that -- >> it's that numbers thing for girls. you know. >> math is hard. you know, we do hear that women in congress often are able to do some of that bringing together. how are you going to sort of manage this sort of man-splaning moments that will undoubtedly occur? >> the truth is we all handle budgets every single day in our lives. i've been a partner in a law firm for over 20 years and you know, i dealt with budgets, i've dealt with the state of new hampshire budgets. i don't have that math phobia that some people might think. there's certainly plenty of areas that i can learn more about. i'm very excited about how supportive my co
numbers are great here, two of our colleagues have gone onto the senate. senator-elect tammy baldwin. and senator-elect hirono. so that's pretty exciting. and unfortunately, we won't have kathy hoke will and betty sutton in the next congress, but the future is coming upon us and they will be making a great public contribution. so here we are. in the past week since the election, we are still finishing up our campaign. we are proud of the success, as i said yesterday and as you see here today. why is it important for us to make this statement of the strength of women in the congress of the united states? the house democratic women? because this is where the hopes and dreams of america's families are riding. they may not know that. they may not know one party from the next and the rest. but we know that without rosa delauro, we wouldn't vr lilly ledbetter and the pay fairness act. without gwen moore, we would not have the vial ns against women act being put forth. and representative sanchez to protect women in the military. we are so very, very proud of the chair of the democratic nati
president gazette, it has endorsed gov. romney, republican. and it has endorsed tammy baldwin, a very liberal democrat and passed over governor thompson. >> that's a surprise. tommy thompson has won five straight races in the state. he helped invent welfare reform and helped invent school choice. he knows more about healthcare than almost any elected official in the country. and i campaigned with him two weeks ago. my instinct is he's going to win by probably a slightly bigger margin than romney is going to carry the state. >> missouri, senator mccassel and congressman aitkin. >> i've been campaigning out there, and i really like todd aitkin. i think he was given a bum wrap by the national establishment. she is a very obama-like voter in the state which voted 71% against obamacare and she voted for obamacare six weeks later. romney will carry the state probably by eight to twelve points. i think aitkin is going to win by probably three points. >> if president obama is re-elected," and i obviously know you don't want him to be re-elected, and you chuckle -- what happens when everyone c
to call in the country. >> in wisconsin. tammy baldwin is former governor tommy thompson. >> thompson beats by probably six or eight points. >> that many? >> yeah. the fact in the end everybody who is undecided will vote for tommy. you know the state well. would you say would you like a madison liberal in the u.s. senate? >> there's a newspaper, the green bay president gazette, it has endorsed gov. romney, republican. and it has endorsed tammy baldwin, a very liberal democrat and passed over governor thompson. >> that's a surprise. tommy thompson has won five straight races in the state. he helped invent welfare reform and helped invent school choice. he knows more about healthcare than almost any elected official in the country. and i campaigned with him two weeks ago. my instinct is he's going to win by probably a slightly bigger margin than romney is going to carry the state. >> missouri, senator mccassel and congressman aitkin. >> i've been campaigning out there, and i really like todd aitkin. i think he was given a bum wrap by the national establishment. she is a very obama-like
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